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Galaxy S3 for $0.01 or Galaxy S4 for $100-$150?


#1 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22509 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Banjo-Kazooie
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

So I'm gonna be brand new to the Android scene.  I know the S3 is a little bit outdated, but does the S4 have enough cool new stuff to justify an extra $100 or so?

 

Right now I'm really leaning towards just picking up a cheap S3.  Thanks for any advise you all may have.

 

EDIT: Not sure if this is the proper forum to post in.  Still, if you can help, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.


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#2 aShufflinZombie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   721 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:01 PM

Are you dead set on Samsung? If so, the S4 is the way to go.

 

If you are open to ideas, I would whole heartedly suggest the HTC One. I've owned one for about a month now and it is hands down the best cell phone I've ever held.



#3 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22509 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Banjo-Kazooie
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

Not deadset on Samsung, no.  I'll look a little bit into the HTC One.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

Not deadset on Samsung, no.  I'll look a little bit into the HTC One.

I own both the S3 and S4.  While for me the changes weren't drastic, they upgraded the usual res, battery life, cam, ram, which really makes the phone worth the extra $100.

 

But honestly if you want the sexiest phone on the planet, go with the HTC one.


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#5 aShufflinZombie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   721 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:25 PM

Not deadset on Samsung, no.  I'll look a little bit into the HTC One.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask.

 

I'll give you a short overview of the differences.

 

S4 has a microSD slot. One does not.

One's camera is better in bad lighting.

S4 is plastic. One is a single piece of aluminum.

Sense(One) has a better (imo) and more responsive interface than TouchWiz (S4).

S4 has a replacable battery. One's is impossible to replace.

 

How big are your hands?

The S4 (5 inches) is a tad too big for most hands. The One (4.7 inches) seems to be just right.

 

If you need more than 32gb of space, the One is out because no storage can be added.

 

I don't know if you are into phone modding but HTC supports it and Samsung does not.

 

 

The HTC Double Dip is sexy. I own one and it's even sleeker in person. http://www.androidce...ell-case-review



#6 dcm1602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1081 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:36 PM

The Galaxy Note 3 comes out this week

 

Which means the Galaxy note 2 is an option for you

 

I have NO idea how low the Galaxy note 2's prices will go, but I imagine a bargain could be around the corner

 

Its possible the note 2 could be cheaper than the s4 

 

(the note 2 is currently 100-125$ with a contract extension, so it could certainly be 50$~ or so by the end of the month) 

 

Its definitely nicer  newer and of course bigger than the s3

 

If you can get a note 2 for under 50$, I think that could be your best bet.

 

The HTC one is still 150-200$ with contract 

 

(im not saying the Note 2 is the best option, but depending on how low the prices get cut this week it certainly could be. I think for 50$ it would be your most cost effective choice) 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:57 AM

The Note 2 is a fantastic device overall. If you don't mind the larger screen it certainly is worth taking a look at.


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#8 jrdnlc  

Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:09 PM

Galaxy S4 or Note 3



#9 d3adliner   nephilim CAGiversary!   351 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:32 AM

I don't know if you are into phone modding but HTC supports it and Samsung does not.

 

What? My S3 is perfectly capable of rooting and rom mods, as is the S4 and Note 2.


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#10 aShufflinZombie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   721 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:01 AM

What? My S3 is perfectly capable of rooting and rom mods, as is the S4 and Note 2.

It's capable but Samsung doesn't approve of modding. HTC has htcdev.com



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

Love my Note 2. Will be getting Note 4 or whatever it's called then when my 2 years are up.


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